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January 31st, 2011

The OSU CVM McDowell Veterinary Library offers both a physical and electronic presence. Through the electronic porthole, users can gain access to the on-line catalog of materials, various journals and databases. Library assistant Derrick R. Padar has provided helpful information for library use.

Searching for materials located in the McDowell Veterinary Library is as simple as a few taps on the keyboard and clicks of the mouse. Searches can also be expanded to include the entire OSU collection as well as links to other libraries through WorldCat and Summit. Being able to check on the availability of a book or journal from home, office, class or other points outside the library helps users make efficient use of their time and plan visits to the library accordingly. Whether users are searching for materials by title, keyword, author, etc., they will find updated information concerning the availability and location of that material.

Electronic versions of many veterinary and animal science journals such as American Journal of Veterinary Research, Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine and Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins can be accessed through both the on-line catalog and links for electronic journals. While there are a fair number of journals with free access (i.e. open to the public in general), a large number of journals are limited by the terms of their subscriptions to members of the OSU community; broader access to on-line publications subscribed to by the College of Veterinary Medicine and Oregon State University is available to all within the McDowell Veterinary Library.

As part of our continual commitment to residents of Oregon and the veterinary profession, the McDowell Veterinary Library is open to the greater OSU community and broader populace Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. At the discretion of the library, other arrangements may be made on occasion.

Access is available to abstracts and journal articles through on-line databases. The availability of full text is determined by the terms of subscription of the various journals.

Materials, such as books or journal articles not found within the physical or electronic collection of the McDowell Veterinary Library or OSU, can be requested through Interlibrary Loan (ILL), either through the OSU libraries (for OSU community members) or local or other institutional libraries.

In addition to being responsive to the needs of OSU CVM students, staff and faculty, the McDowell Veterinary Library offers a fair amount of informational outreach services to CVM alumni nationally and Oregon veterinarians statewide. Contact cvmlibrary@oregonstate.edu regarding this.

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